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Postby kingtom » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:30 pm

Is the gas station in Empire or Gurlach open all night for credit card users? I would like to top off before going in. I'm hoping to be at the gate at about 12.15AM
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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:02 pm

Brunos gas station is the only place to get gas in Gerlach. The pumps work at night UNTIL someone tries to use a cancelled, or overlimit card, then the pump says "PLEASE SEE CASHIER" the rest of the night. The best part is the asshole that locked up that pump, inevitably tries the other three readers jamming them until Bruno comes down in the Am to reset.
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Postby Risky » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:06 pm

Drove thru Empire last weekend and it was open.
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Postby gyre » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:16 am

mdmf007 wrote:Brunos gas station is the only place to get gas in Gerlach. The pumps work at night UNTIL someone tries to use a cancelled, or overlimit card, then the pump says "PLEASE SEE CASHIER" the rest of the night. The best part is the asshole that locked up that pump, inevitably tries the other three readers jamming them until Bruno comes down in the Am to reset.

Doesn't have to be over limit.
Buying gas in fifty states in a week seems to trigger an alert.
Didn't get my card straightened out until I got home.
Had it over ridden once I figured out what was going on.

They originally said I had a large charge at a fast food place.
Turned out to be a gas charge.
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Postby AntiM » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:49 am

Seems like having a stash of cash might be a good idea?
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Postby StevenGoodman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:37 pm

If you are worried, make sure to fill up in Fernley before you head up 447. If you are coming from Reno just take I-80 just past the 447 exit (Wasdworth) to Fernley. There is a truck stop at the first Fernley exit.

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Postby unjonharley » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:22 pm

cash is best.. they change the card/cash rules once a week..

wounder if the cedarville station will be open??
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Postby gyre » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:39 pm

A warning about all cards too.

Gas stations tend to hold charges and run them one a week.
The card companies know this and don't tell anyone.
I kept having overcharges and someone at the card finally told me.
No issues since then.

Got the charges reversed because they didn't tell me too.
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:41 pm

AntiM wrote:Seems like having a stash of cash might be a good idea?

Plus thats what you'll need if you need to purchase ice while on the playa
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Postby gyre » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:51 pm

Hell, with better shade last year I still had ice after I got home, and the cooler was in the car in the sun then.
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Postby gidget » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:47 pm

unjonharley wrote:wounder if the cedarville station will be open??


I think they extend their hours to dusk/night, but I don't think they are 24/7. I pulled through at 10ish a couple years ago and they were closed. Better to hit the gas station in Alturas, I think the pumps work with CC 24/7, or at least they are open later.
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Postby teardropper » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:54 pm

I think you can use your card in Cedarville. And I know Sunday night/Monday morning going down they were open, maybe 3 AM. I stop in Cedarville and fill and can make it back so I don't have to deal with the zoo that is Gerlach at 5 AM Monday morning. Or Monday when I have to leave.

And Cedarville really likes burners.
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Postby Playa Foot » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:33 am

It is less than 100 miles from Fernley to Black Rock City, fill uo there and you can avoid the lines in Gerlach and Empire, and still have enough gas to make iy back to Fernley and you can save a buck or two. The Empire store is usually quit a bit cheaper than Bruno's.
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Postby gidget » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:03 pm

teardropper wrote:I think you can use your card in Cedarville. And I know Sunday night/Monday morning going down they were open, maybe 3 AM. I stop in Cedarville and fill and can make it back so I don't have to deal with the zoo that is Gerlach at 5 AM Monday morning. Or Monday when I have to leave.

And Cedarville really likes burners.


Thanks! Good to know they are extending their hours! I come in on early arrival, so the Thursday before they are usually packing it in around sunset... Always stop at the general store though... Yay Cedarville! Has anyone had their burner BBQ? I always miss it :(
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:22 pm

I've hung out at the Cedarville gas station and had the BBQ. The owner is very nice and loves burners, and stays open late if not all night.
There's a great restaurant in the middle of town, for some reason the name escapes me but you'll see it... there's book all over that you can look through as you eat lots of good and cheaply-priced food.
There's a NAPA store there, and pretty much everything else you'll need.

Cedarville in general is an excellent jump-off point to the playa.
I never stop in Gerlach, it's a crowded mess.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:22 pm

I've hung out at the Cedarville gas station and had the BBQ. The owner is very nice and loves burners, and stays open late if not all night.
There's a great restaurant in the middle of town, for some reason the name escapes me but you'll see it... there's book all over that you can look through as you eat lots of good and cheaply-priced food.
There's a NAPA store there, and pretty much everything else you'll need.

Cedarville in general is an excellent jump-off point to the playa.
I never stop in Gerlach, it's a crowded mess.
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Postby Token » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:52 pm

I have found that a couple 5 gallon gas cans take care of the topping off the tank problem.
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Postby Thecatman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:07 pm

This morning we stopped to use the outhouse set up outside the Empire store. I noticed the gas was listed at $3.26pg and the nozzel was lying on the ground.... :? sooo take it for what its worth
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Postby Brooks_DallasTX » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:25 am

Where is Cedarville? I can't find it on the map...
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Postby goathead » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:14 am

about 90 miles north of Gerlach.
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Postby Brooks_DallasTX » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:15 pm

I'll be coming from the south, so Cedarville is a bit out of my way.
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